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Mastering Your Move: The Ultimate Moving Checklist by Economic Moving

Are you gearing up for a move? Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned mover, the key to a smooth transition lies in meticulous planning. At Economic Moving, with over 15 years of expertise in the moving industry, we understand the intricacies of a successful move. To guide you through this process, we’ve compiled the ultimate moving checklist, covering every essential detail from pre-planning to the big moving day.


  1. Pre-Planning Phase: Set the Foundation for Success


Before the hustle and bustle of moving kicks in, take these crucial steps:

  • Change of Address

Notify Canada Post, federal and provincial governments, utility companies, friends, and family about your impending move.

  • Utility Transfers

Contact cable services and electricity providers to transfer services to your new address.

  • Declutter

Minimize unnecessary costs by decluttering. Donate, sell, or discard items you no longer need.

  • Early Reservations

Book trucks, movers, and any assistance you might need well in advance to secure your preferred dates.

  • Elevator Considerations

If you’re in an apartment building, inquire about moving regulations and potential fines for unexpected moves.

  • School Registrations

If you have children, register them at their new school or activity center.

  • Pet Planning

Ensure your furry friends are considered – plan for their comfort on moving day.

  • Essentials Box

Pack a box with first and last night essentials like sheets, pillows, medications, and toiletries.


  1. The Art of Packing: Tips for a Seamless Move


Efficient packing is an art, and Economic Moving has mastered it. Consider these packing tips:

  • Fragile Items

Use towels and washcloths to cushion delicate items.

  • Bulky Items

Secure larger items like curtain poles and brooms with rope or tape.

  • Labeling

Clearly mark boxes with the destination room.

  • Hardware Organization

Place screws and bolts in labeled Ziploc bags, corresponding to the furniture they belong to.

  • Wire Identification

Clearly mark cables, TVs, game consoles, and stereos.

  • Necessary Equipment

Equip yourself with 2 cubic foot and 4 cubic foot cardboard boxes, 3-inch tape, white packing paper, labels, and a black pencil.


  1. Moving Day: Ensuring Success on the Big Day

As moving day arrives, focus on these last-minute details:

  • Final Sweep

Conduct a final check of all rooms to ensure nothing is left behind.

  • Clean-Up

Sweep up and dispose of any garbage as a courtesy to the next occupants.

  • Fragile Items in Your Car

Transport delicate items in your car rather than the moving truck.

  • Essentials Box

Keep a box with essential items on hand, including toilet paper, paper towels, snacks, and first aid supplies.

  • Health Priority

Prioritize your health – consider hiring professional movers to alleviate stress and physical strain.

Remember, a successful move requires meticulous planning and attention to detail. By following Economic Moving’s Ultimate Moving Checklist, you’ll be well-prepared for a seamless transition to your new home. For a fast and safe move in Montreal, trust Economic Moving – your moving partner for over 15 years. Contact our experienced team for any further assistance and make your move a stress-free success.